10 Reasons You Should Love Having ADD
Years ago, before I was even born, kids who are now diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder were seen as creative, artistic, fun and at times revolutionary. Now, those traits are no longer wanted in children or adults for that matter. Society wants good little soldiers. As a result, we see ADD so negatively. But maybe it’s not all that bad. Here are the 10 reasons you should love having ADD:
1. You see things others miss.
And you see that others miss it. Sometimes the way you see the world seems supernatural and that’s alright. Run with it.
2. You’re awesome at multitasking.
One thing at a time? Pass. You can do all the things at once! Or maybe some of the things at once. Not a problem though. You’re on it.
3. You’re a deeper thinker than most.
Most conversations feel vapid and boring. Of course, many may say the same about you. You’re probably more philosophical than most. That’s alright. Enjoy it. Connect with people like you.
4. You’re good at things others aren’t.
Tons of careers open up to you, be it in art, acting, writing, marketing, musician, filmmaker, or big shot Wall Street executive. You can handle it.
5. When you find what you love, you let it capture you.
And there’s nothing wrong with that. Why not be all in on your passions?
6. Change invigorates you.
Where change may frighten and intimidate some, you find it personally invigorating. Moving to a new city, changing jobs, or even dying your hair a fun new color is what gets you going.
7. You tend to be more resilient.
Even when knocked down, you don’t stay down for very long.
8. You’re great under pressure.
In fact, you kind of like working in a crunch more so than when time isn’t really an issue. You’re an all-nighter type worker. (Me too)
9. You have a great memory.
And that memory tends to be more photographic. It’s kind of funny how it works sometime. I take walks in my neighborhood every day and I remember in certain places having conversations with friends, current or past. It’s fun. Literally a walk down memory lane.
10. People love you.
I mean, why wouldn’t they? You’re awesome!
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